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How to Create a "Finance" App Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1

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The Finance app, powered by Bing, is included in Windows 8 and 8.1 by default and helps you stay on top of fast-changing market conditions so you can make the most informed financial decisions. Designed for Windows, the Finance app puts your watchlist at your fingertips. Swipe through interactive charts for a quick read on the day's events. Rich graphics help you find the latest mortgage, auto, and credit card rates. Add your favorite brokerage accounts to keep an eye on your investments.

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This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Metro Bing "Finance" Store app shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Bing Finance app

Bing_Finance_app.jpg





OPTION ONE
To Download a "Finance" App Shortcut for Windows 8

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.​
Finance_Shortcut.zip
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2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.​
3. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Finance shortcut to the desktop.​
4. Unblock the Finance shortcut.​
5. Go to step 4 in OPTION TWO below to download and use a custom icon for this shortcut.​
6. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.​
7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.​





OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a "Finance" App Shortcut in Windows 8

1. Right click or press and hold on a empty area of the desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.​
2. Copy and paste either command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)​
explorer bingfinance:​
OR
%windir%\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" "bingfinance:" && exit
OR

Code:
explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.BingFinance_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexFinance
Shortcut-1.jpg
3. Type Finance for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.
Shortcut-2.jpg
4. Click/tap on the Download button below to download a custom Finance.ico file to use for this shortcut. Unblock the .ico file, then move it to where you would like to keep it saved at.​
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5. Right click or press and hold on the new Finance shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.​
6. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)​
Step3.jpg
7. Click/tap on the Browse button, navigate to and select the Finance.ico file from step 4, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)​
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.​
step4.jpg
8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 6)​
9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.​

That's it,
Shawn


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